And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life…
I. The first fact that strikes us in the story of the flood is this: that God, on account of the wickedness to which the world had grown, had made up His mind to sweep it away, once and for all.
II. Out of the seed of Noah God had determined to people the earth once more with a race that would not be so wicked as the one He destroyed.
III. Noah was told to go into the ark because his life was to be saved from the flood. God has provided another ark for us; He tells us to go into it and be saved.
IV. Noah's family was taken with him into the ark, showing the value God sets on family life.
V. God gave it as a reward to Noah for his righteousness that his children went with him into the ark. A holy and loving example preaches a sermon to those who watch it, and remains in the memory of the godless son and the godless daughter long after the parents have been laid in the grave.
Parallel VersesKJV: And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
WEB: I, even I, do bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die.